coaching culture

Coach Approach to Management

Managers and Leaders using a coach approach to management are essential for 21st century business. In an environment of uncertainty, intense competition and globalisation of markets, innovation, creativity and improved performance are vital to business success. “People, not capital, are businesses’ most vital asset. An organisation must innovate more and…

Coaching – creating internal capability

Coaching Questions that have proved to be relevant when creating or planning to create coaching capability inside organisations. Some of the questions seem to be difficult to come to terms with, and from experience, when they are answered the end result is far more robust. Why Coaching? Why now? What…

Coaching Culture – how to build it!

Building coaching culture I have used this approach several times, as a half day session with groups, and even as a 90 minute telephone session with coaches studying ‘leadership coaching’; it works well. The insights that people get are extraordinary – and we have to use a very focussed, question…

Applying real coaching skills in managers and leaders

For managers implementing the ‘coach approach’ in their everyday busy business life. The approach and effective conversations of a ‘leader / coach’ are often very different to what they learned in the past, not least because it demands a shift from the problem solving behaviours that so many managers have found successful, and have been rewarded for in their organisations.

Coaching -vs- Mentoring

Often when working with Managers on coaching skills we get asked about the differences between Coaching and Mentoring.  The diagram below attempts to clarify and also mentions different styles / behaviours.  Coaching and Mentoring are very much future focussed.  Whilst asking questions is the dominant style for coaching, I strongly believe that great…